Oils To Your Beautiful: The Silky Essence Of Grapeseed Oil
Whether its caramel, chocolate, dark, brown, light, ivory or whatever shade your black is, we cannot deny that as black women one of our greatest body assets is our skin. We want that glow up with or without makeup on.
Needless to say that this is why we use a lot of skin care products and go through rigorous skin care routines, nothing beats having a good skin, our makeup lasts longer and our confidence level sky rockets and most importantly, we feel so good with ourselves. Unfortunately, there’s an aspect of skin care that a lot of us tend to overlook and that’s the use of oils.
There are basically two categories of oils; Carrier oils and Essential oils (there are probably other sub categories. I’ll be shedding more light on this in another post.)
Like I mentioned earlier, we fail to see the importance of oils and the good it can do our skin. One of such oils is Grapeseed Oil; the focus of today’s post.
What Does Grapeseed Oil Contain?
Grapeseed oil is one of my personal favorite carrier oils, because it blends easily with my skin and it’s so light that I don’t even feel like I have anything on my face. Grapeseed oil is rich in Vitamin E and from what I have read it is richer in Vitamin E than Olive oil. It also contains Omega-6 fatty acid and the combination of these helps with dry skin and skin discoloration.
What Will Grapeseed Oil Do For You?
1. It moisturizes the skin:
Trust me, it leaves your skin feeling silky and smooth, it is so light that you won’t feel that you have anything on your face, yet you know it is there; seeping into your skin. Just remember to wash your face before applying it.
2. It heals acne:
Take it from someone who knows, I have been suffering from acne since I reached puberty, I have tried everything and nothing just seems to work. I have been seeing some difference since I started using grapeseed oil on my skin. But it is not a miracle worker, don’t expect an overnight success. I know I have seen changes especially when I’m on my period, I have a lot of acne breakout, recently it’s not as much as it used to be.
3. It lightens the skin:
I can also testify to this one because for sometime now I have been dealing with skin pigmentation and grapeseed oil has helped even out my skin tone and balance my complexion. No, it does not bleach your skin.
4. It tightens pores and clears up acne scars:
Like I mentioned earlier grapeseed oil is not a miracle worker, but over time and with diligent application on clean skin you will begin to see these results.
5. It removes makeup:
I have never tried using it to remove makeup, I read about it but I don’t want to try because the small 30ml bottle I bought is 1,700 Naira. So I can’t be using it to remove makeup.
Like I mentioned before, grapeseed oil penetrates your skin quickly and doesn’t leave your skin feeling oily. Another good thing about grapeseed oil is that you can use it day and night, it doesn’t burn your face under the sun and it doesn’t clog pores, and it’s good for all skin types.
I have never tried to make grapeseed oil myself I always buy, otherwise I would have shared a DIY but not to worry, I have other DIY posts coming up soon. And I also would have used pictures of my own grapeseed oil but, I am a terrible photographer.
Thank you for reading today’s post, have you ever used or do you use grapeseed oil and what has it been like?